Girl Asleep

This Australian film, set in the 1970s, exudes a fitting hallucinatory quality to the messy coming-of-age experience.


Australia’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contender combines beautiful imagery and compelling human drama.

The Dressmaker

In a dusty, desolate corner of the world in the 1950s, Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) is back for answers and revenge.


Directed by Kim Farrant Produced by Naomi Wenck and Macdara Kelleher Written by Michael Kinirons and Fiona Seres Released by Alchemy Australia. 112 min. Rated R With Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Maddison Brown, Nicholas Hamilton, and Meyne Wyatt Having a child go missing is a torment. Catherine and Matthew Parker (Nicole Kidman and […]

The Little Death

Written and Directed by Josh Lawson Produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni, and Matt Reeder Released by Magnolia Pictures Australia. 96 min. With Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box, Patrick Brammall, Alan Dukes, Lisa McCune, Erin James, T.J. Power, Kim Gyngell, and Lachy Hulme The Little Death, a dark comedy from […]

The Babadook

Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Produced by Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere Released by IFC Midnight Australia. 93 min. Not rated With Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West, Ben Winspear One of a mother’s greatest fears is that she won’t love her child. For widow Amelia (Essie Davis), it’s an […]


Directed by John Curran Produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning Written by Marion Nelson, based on the memoir by Robyn Davidson and inspired by the photographs of Rick Smolan in From Alice to Ocean Released by the Weinstein Company Australia. 102 min. Rated PG-13 With Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Rainer Bock, Rolley Mintuma, John […]

The Rover

Directed by David Michôd Produced by Liz Watts, David Linde and Michôd Written by Michôd, story by Michôd and Joel Edgerton Released by A24 Australia/USA. 102 min. Rated R With Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Richard Green, Tawanda Manyimo, and James Fallon With The Rover, David […]

Genre Films | Cannes 2014

The Directors’ Fortnights at the Cannes Film Festival was established in 1969 as an alternative to the official selection, as a way of opening the door to “free and adventurous cinema” (per its program guide) and promoting new directors. It has since become a showcase for the up-and-coming, spotlighting Martin Scorsese, Michael Haneke, Werner Herzog, […]